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The world's #1 podcast about city council meetings. Entertaining interviews about city council meetings across the globe by Michael Karlik. City council meeting reviews and more at www.councilchronicles.com.

The world's #1 podcast about city council meetings. Entertaining interviews about city council meetings across the globe by Michael Karlik. City council meeting reviews and more at www.councilchronicles.com.
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The world's #1 podcast about city council meetings. Entertaining interviews about city council meetings across the globe by Michael Karlik. City council meeting reviews and more at www.councilchronicles.com.

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English


Episodes

City Council Chronicles 66: Colby Sledge -- Nashville, TN Councilman

1/13/2018
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Colby Sledge--Nashville, TN councilman--has a whopping 39 other people on his metro council, so naturally we go nuts dissecting the procedural quirks of such a large body. Plus, what is "councilmanic courtesy?" And why are there no "councilwomen" in Nashville? We go over these unwritten council rules and many more. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration: 00:48:42


City Council Chronicles 65: Alberto Garcia -- Westminster, CO Former Councilor

1/6/2018
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Alberto Garcia--Westminster, CO former councilor--gets candid about the things that would grind his gears at council meetings. We talk about how surprisingly controversial garbage collection was, then relive a wild series of meetings prompted by a councilor's inflammatory comments. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter:...

Duration: 00:54:50


City Council Chronicles 64: Jennifer Passey -- Fairfax, VA Councilmember

12/30/2017
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Jennifer Passey--Fairfax, VA councilmember--was elected three months ago and her council meetings have been pretty normal. EXCEPT for the guns in meetings issue. And EXCEPT for the vice mayor controversy. And EXCEPT for me grilling her about my childhood dog and high school crush. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter:...

Duration: 00:38:57


A Very Council Christmas: The Chronicles' Holiday Special

12/23/2017
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A special guest drops by to review the most festive city council moments of 2017. We hear about a recall in Missouri, witty repartee in New Zealand, scrutiny in London, "Hallelujah" in British Columbia, catchphrases in Alabama, and a coming-out story in Idaho. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter:...

Duration: 00:38:00


City Council Chronicles 63: Esmeralda Soria -- Fresno, CA Councilmember

12/16/2017
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Esmeralda Soria--Frescno, CA councilmember--had to watch nearly four dozen impassioned citizens argue for or against displaying "In God We Trust" in the council chamber. She discusses whether that fight could have been avoided, and about the council member who instigated it. Plus, we talk gift-giving and animal adoption. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration: 00:41:11


City Council Chronicles 62: Jesse Kiehl -- Juneau, AK Assembly Member

12/9/2017
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Jesse Kiehl--Juneau, AK Assembly Member--is optimistic about getting cameras in his meetings next year. We talk about the styles of past mayors, the difference between the Assembly and the Alaska legislature, and a disturbing incident that happened mere feet from the council chamber. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/...

Duration: 00:40:34


City Council Chronicles Promo 2017

12/7/2017
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Promotional ad for the City Council Chronicles podcast. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. Music credits: News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license...

Duration: 00:01:22


City Council Chronicles 61: Lesley Alexander -- Bristol, UK Lord Mayor

12/2/2017
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Lesley Alexander--Bristol, UK Lord Mayor--explains the difference between herself and the elected mayor. (Spoiler: she has a mansion and he has aggravation.) She reveals her experience facing down an assailant outside a council meeting and agrees to make one small change in the way she runs Bristol's meetings. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration: 00:42:20


City Council Chronicles 60: Matthew Green -- Hamilton, ON Councilor

11/25/2017
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Matthew Green--Hamilton, ON councilor--is enthusiastically in favor of video recording council meetings. He says it holds people accountable for their less-than-polite behavior. He also describes how having a rotating deputy mayor who runs the council meetings is ill-advised. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter:...

Duration: 00:40:35


Best of "Best Thing, Worst Thing"

11/21/2017
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We visited 12 cities and towns asking about the best and worst things. This episode contains excerpts from Colby, KS; Las Cruces, NM; Pittsburgh, PA; and Toronto, ON in a study of what makes cities liveable. Full series at www.councilchronicles.com/bestworst. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter:...

Duration: 00:50:02


"A Higher Expectation": The Council Meeting and the Confession

11/18/2017
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Boise's city council meeting on November 13, 2012 was jam-packed with people to testify on a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance. But one citizen didn't just have a comment. She had a surprise. Tabitha Osteen shares her story of what that meeting meant for her life. Plus, an update on the Listener's List from Richmond, Virginia. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by...

Duration: 00:30:22


City Council Chronicles 59: Mike Clay -- Port Moody, BC Mayor

11/11/2017
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Mike Clay--Port Moody, BC mayor--once reenacted a 100-year-old council meeting. We listen to the entertaining characters who popped up, as well as some beautiful music at his council meetings. Plus, why is he called "your worship?" City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Facebook:...

Duration: 00:42:05


City Council Chronicles 58: Margaret Abe-Koga -- Mountain View, CA Councilmember

11/4/2017
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Margaret Abe-Koga--Mountain View, CA councilmember--shares a fascinating insight: citizens notice whether their representatives speak up during council meetings. She talks about how she went from being "too nice" to her confrontation with Google at 1:15 a.m. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter:...

Duration: 00:40:12


City Council Chronicles 57: Pat Martel -- Daly City, CA City Manager

10/28/2017
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Patricia "Pat" Martel--Daly City, CA city manager--and I discuss the elaborate dance a city official must go through when they phone into a council meeting. Plus, we talk about the role of staff in combating "fake news" and whether she would take a bullet for her council. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on...

Duration: 00:39:19


City Council Chronicles 56: Lauren McLean -- Boise, ID Council Member

10/21/2017
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Lauren McLean--Boise, ID council member--reveals the similarities between Scottish highland dancing and her city council meetings. Plus, we relive one lengthy council meeting from 2012 where a huge crowd of people showed up to testify on an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on...

Duration: 00:39:38


City Council Chronicles 55: Noah Hobbs -- Duluth, MN Councilor

10/14/2017
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Noah Hobbs--Duluth, MN councilor--explains his desire for the city council to steer away from headline-grabbing symbolic gestures. We also simulate how to cut off a rambling public commenter and I give him my vocal submission for the Duluth "Distinguished Artist Award." City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter:...

Duration: 00:38:49


City Council Chronicles Special Episode: Best Thing, Worst Thing -- Pittsburgh, PA

10/7/2017
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We visit Pittsburgh, the former steel-manufacturing hub in Western Pennsylvania. The home of three rivers, strong sports teams, and multiple universities, we see a high school girls' team construct robots for a competition. We also attend a picnic, visit the top of a mountain, and worship with a Baptist church. Episode sponsor: ELGL.org's Diversity Dashboard -- An effort to improve diversity in local government leadership. Check out the project and Kickstarter campaign here:...

Duration: 01:02:22


Listener's List: A Very Texas Proposal

10/3/2017
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Something amazing happened at the Flower Mound, TX town council meeting on September 18, 2017 and town manager Jimmy Stathatos joins us to give the play-by-play. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/. Graphic by Ben...

Duration: 00:14:06


City Council Chronicles 54: Michael Qaqish -- Ottawa, ON Councilor

9/30/2017
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Michael Qaqish--Ottawa, ON councilor--explains why some councilors switch to another language in the middle of council meetings. Plus, I ask him about his not-so-secret council romance and offer my services to sing the Canadian anthem at a meeting. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Like...

Duration: 00:34:39


City Council Chronicles 53: Jennette Arnold, OBE -- London, UK Assembly Chair

9/23/2017
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Jennette Arnold, OBE--London, England Assembly chair--moderates the Q&A sessions with the mayor, known as "scrutiny." She talks about what happens if a member gets too unruly and about the times she was cheered on by the crowd as she grilled the mayor. Also, we get an update from last week's episode about whether Levon Manzie played my new catchphrases in the Mobile, Alabama city council meeting. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United...

Duration: 00:38:24

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